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Topic - Greg Whittington
If the new Big East hasn't exactly caught college basketball by storm, Georgetown can be blamed for a failure to supply at least part of the thunder and lightning. Picked to finish second in the preseason coaches' poll, the Hoyas have been so inconsistent that, if the regular season ended today, they would be one of the four bottom-rung teams forced to play an extra game in the conference tournament.
It seemed appropriate that John Thompson III was fiddling with a stopwatch as he stood in the lobby of Georgetown's on-campus gym, speaking about a Hoyas team that has ventured far off-script. Time is running out in a season in which "start," ''stop" and "reset" became more than just buttons to press during a practice drill.
Georgetown's caps its season-long three-game road trip with a first-ever matchup with Xavier as Big East opponents.
Greg Whittington, dismissed by the Hoyas last month, reportedly will seek a transfer to another school.
Greg Whittington averaged 12.1 points last season, but has not played for the Hoyas since Jan. 8. He underwent knee surgery this summer.
After a scuffling first half, the Hoyas size and speed dominated Lipscomb en route to 70-49 win.
Smith, listed at 6-foot-10 and 350 pounds in the Hoyas' media guide, played two full seasons at UCLA, and then left that school after six games as a junior. It's not known whether he will be allowed to play at the start of this season or need to wait until the second semester.
The 6-foot-8 Whittington played in only 13 games last season for the Hoyas before being suspended for academic reasons. He averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds.
Otto Porter knew from a season's worth of experience that Florida Gulf Coast would make stopping him a priority. But this time, in the bright spotlight of the NCAA tournament, Porter wasn't able to overcome that increased pressure.
Before his Georgetown Hoyas left for their trip to China in the summer of 2011, coach John Thompson III began to see what he had in Otto Porter Jr.
Porter is never going to rock the boat, while Starks — who wants to run for political office one day — makes grand statements that make coach John Thompson III's eyes roll.
Otto Porter scored 20 points, and Georgetown made a season-high 15 steals and got a rare first-half boost from a walk-on Wednesday night in a 74-52 win over Seton Hall.
After starting 0-2 in Big East play for the first time in 11 years and losing forward Greg Whittington for academic reasons, Georgetown has won four of five, including back-to-back wins over then-No. 24 Notre Dame and then-No. 5 Louisville as it heads into Wednesday's home game against Seton Hall.
Whittington ranks second on the team in points (12.1) and rebounds (7.0) per game.
Porter had 20 points and eight rebounds Wednesday night as Georgetown won its eighth consecutive game against Providence despite being without second-leading scorer Greg Whittington.
"I'm definitely looking to continue my career at another school," Whittington told ESPN.com.
I really appreciate everything they did for me -- both the coaching staff and the players," Whittington told ESPN, "but now it's time for me to move to another stage in my life."